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<3 ESA





http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/ESA_Astronaut_Selection/Parastronaut_feasibility_project

#esa #space #astronaut #parastronaut #inclusion #diversity
 

<3 ESA





http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/ESA_Astronaut_Selection/Parastronaut_feasibility_project

#esa #space #astronaut #parastronaut #inclusion #diversity
 

<3 ESA





http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/ESA_Astronaut_Selection/Parastronaut_feasibility_project

#esa #space #astronaut #parastronaut #inclusion #diversity
 

Cristofoready






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Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti poses in the Cupola module of the International Space Station with two 100-day patches to mark her 200th day in space. In 2022, she will return to her ‘home away from home’ for even more days in orbit.

Samantha first flew to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft in 2014 for a mission known as ‘Futura’. Her second flight follows the second missions of her fellow 2009 astronaut classmates Alexander Gerst in 2018, Luca Parmitano in 2019 and Thomas Pesquet in 2021. It could also see a direct on-Station handover with Matthias Maurer who is scheduled to fly his first mission to the Space Station later this year. The spacecraft Samantha will fly on is not yet confirmed, but could be a SpaceX Crew Dragon or Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

During Futura, Samantha supported an extensive scientific programme of experiments in physical science, biology and human physiology as well as radiation research and technology demonstrations.

She also oversaw the undocking of ESA’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). This marked the end of a successful programme that paved the way for the European Service Modules currently being produced for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will travel around and to the Moon.

Training for Samantha’s second mission is already underway and has included International Space Station refresher sessions at ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she brushes up on Space Station systems and procedures and trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space.

More details of Samantha’s second mission will be announced during a virtual press briefing on Wednesday, 3 March, at 11:00 CET. Watch on ESA Web TV here.

ESA is also in the process of recruiting its next class of astronauts. For more on the upcoming selection visit esa.int/YourWayToSpace.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Cristofoready






Image:

Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti poses in the Cupola module of the International Space Station with two 100-day patches to mark her 200th day in space. In 2022, she will return to her ‘home away from home’ for even more days in orbit.

Samantha first flew to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft in 2014 for a mission known as ‘Futura’. Her second flight follows the second missions of her fellow 2009 astronaut classmates Alexander Gerst in 2018, Luca Parmitano in 2019 and Thomas Pesquet in 2021. It could also see a direct on-Station handover with Matthias Maurer who is scheduled to fly his first mission to the Space Station later this year. The spacecraft Samantha will fly on is not yet confirmed, but could be a SpaceX Crew Dragon or Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

During Futura, Samantha supported an extensive scientific programme of experiments in physical science, biology and human physiology as well as radiation research and technology demonstrations.

She also oversaw the undocking of ESA’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). This marked the end of a successful programme that paved the way for the European Service Modules currently being produced for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will travel around and to the Moon.

Training for Samantha’s second mission is already underway and has included International Space Station refresher sessions at ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she brushes up on Space Station systems and procedures and trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space.

More details of Samantha’s second mission will be announced during a virtual press briefing on Wednesday, 3 March, at 11:00 CET. Watch on ESA Web TV here.

ESA is also in the process of recruiting its next class of astronauts. For more on the upcoming selection visit esa.int/YourWayToSpace.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

A Look at The “Risky” Tech in NASA’s Martian Helicopter





#science #space #helicopter #mars #marsrover #opensource #perseverance #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
A Look at The “Risky” Tech in NASA’s Martian Helicopter
 

A Look at The “Risky” Tech in NASA’s Martian Helicopter





#science #space #helicopter #mars #marsrover #opensource #perseverance #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
A Look at The “Risky” Tech in NASA’s Martian Helicopter
 
NASA has photos of the rover landing (one with it hanging from its chute, and another taken by the orbiter circling Mars

So far, no sign of Matt Damon ;)

you oughta be in pictures

#space #mars #rover
 
NASA has photos of the rover landing (one with it hanging from its chute, and another taken by the orbiter circling Mars

So far, no sign of Matt Damon ;)

you oughta be in pictures

#space #mars #rover
 

Etna erupts


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Bild/Foto Image: Italy’s Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky. This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image has been processed to show the lava flow in bright red.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Etna erupts


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Bild/Foto Image: Italy’s Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky. This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image has been processed to show the lava flow in bright red.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Earth from Space: Valentine Island


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For Valentine’s Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Valentine Island in northern Western Australia.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Earth from Space: Valentine Island


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For Valentine’s Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Valentine Island in northern Western Australia.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Call for media: ESA seeks new astronauts - applications open 31 March 2021


Press Release N° 3-2021

For the first time in 11 years, ESA is looking for new astronauts. These recruits will work alongside ESA’s existing astronauts as Europe enters a new era of space exploration.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 
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# The bonsai dude from Mars #


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Another one of those pulp fiction covers that lack a book. Some day some person will write this book and then realise that the cover is already made!

Go to katharsisdrill.art

High resolution file





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Like all other works on this profile this work is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Attribute: Katharsisdrill - Link to: https://katharsisdrill.art



Made with Krita

#art #krita #madewithkrita #illustration #eveningdrawing #eveningdrawings #space #universe #bonsai #gardener #Mars #red #trees #spacesuit
#mywork #ownwork #cc #creativecommons #cc-by
 
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# The bonsai dude from Mars #


4424 x 6258 px - 17.8 MB PNG.

Another one of those pulp fiction covers that lack a book. Some day some person will write this book and then realise that the cover is already made!

Go to katharsisdrill.art

High resolution file





Bild/Foto

Like all other works on this profile this work is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Attribute: Katharsisdrill - Link to: https://katharsisdrill.art



Made with Krita

#art #krita #madewithkrita #illustration #eveningdrawing #eveningdrawings #space #universe #bonsai #gardener #Mars #red #trees #spacesuit
#mywork #ownwork #cc #creativecommons #cc-by
 

Stroopwafels In Spaaaace


https://apnews.com/article/space-launches-brunswick-maine-062c942d4b4799097b6ca57c82ec54e9

#space #blushift #Maine
 

Stroopwafels In Spaaaace


https://apnews.com/article/space-launches-brunswick-maine-062c942d4b4799097b6ca57c82ec54e9

#space #blushift #Maine
 
RT @space_axolotl@twitter.com

To everyone home schooling their *own* hecking liabilities and to teachers working their socks off to teach both in school and remotely. You're all blooming marvellous! 💜 #comic #comicart #comicstrip #webcomic #space #scifi #geek #homeschooling #education #remotelearning

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/space_axolotl/status/1353315060437962753
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ESA kids app now available








ESA kids app now available

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

ESA kids app now available








ESA kids app now available

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 
True that!

[...]this year is extra important and impactful because...



frankly in general, 2020 sucked..



for all of us.[...]

#Everyday #Astronaut


#space #kosmonaut #rocket #rocketscience #2020 #spacetravel #randomshit ;)
 
What about some #space #country for a change? ;)

hf:


#scifi #dark #movie #star #randomshit ;)

Let there be light!

 
das missionsabzeichen den nächsten deutschen astronauten ist der himmelsscheibe von nebra nachempfunden. als wenn raumfahrt noch interessanter werden könnte.

#iss #raumfahrt #space #archäologie #nebra #bronzezeit

Der kosmische Kuss und die Himmelsscheibe von Nebra


Gestern hat die Europäische Raumfahrtagentur ESA bekannt gegeben, dass der deutsche Astronaut Matthias Maurer im Herbst 2021 das erste Mal ins All fliegen wird. Dort wird er ein halbes Jahr auf der…
 

China’s Moon Mission Was About More than Rocks





#hackadaycolumns #space #apollo #china #docking #moon #moonlanding #samplereturn #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
China’s Moon Mission Was About More than Rocks
 

China’s Moon Mission Was About More than Rocks





#hackadaycolumns #space #apollo #china #docking #moon #moonlanding #samplereturn #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
China’s Moon Mission Was About More than Rocks
 

Ireland helping ESA’s Hera asteroid mission find its way


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The very first sensor to be used by ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for planetary defence is currently being manufactured in Ireland. A gyroscope unit manufactured by Dublin-based InnaLabs will track the spacecraft’s spin rate as it tumbles away from its Ariane 6 launcher following its 2024 liftoff, allowing it to safely orient its solar panels to the Sun and come to life.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Ireland helping ESA’s Hera asteroid mission find its way


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The very first sensor to be used by ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for planetary defence is currently being manufactured in Ireland. A gyroscope unit manufactured by Dublin-based InnaLabs will track the spacecraft’s spin rate as it tumbles away from its Ariane 6 launcher following its 2024 liftoff, allowing it to safely orient its solar panels to the Sun and come to life.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Hayabusa-2: Capsule with asteroid samples in 'perfect' shape | BBC News


An Australian recovery team has picked up a space capsule containing the first large amount of rock taken from an asteroid.
The container with material from a space rock called Ryugu parachuted down near Woomera in South Australia on Saturday evening (GMT).

A recovery team in Australia found the spacecraft lying on the sandy ground, with its parachute draped over a bush.

The samples were originally collected by the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55201662

#astronomy #science #space #asteroid
 

Hayabusa-2: Capsule with asteroid samples in 'perfect' shape | BBC News


An Australian recovery team has picked up a space capsule containing the first large amount of rock taken from an asteroid.
The container with material from a space rock called Ryugu parachuted down near Woomera in South Australia on Saturday evening (GMT).

A recovery team in Australia found the spacecraft lying on the sandy ground, with its parachute draped over a bush.

The samples were originally collected by the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55201662

#astronomy #science #space #asteroid
 
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#Space. (4 photos)
Remembering the Astronaut Who Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space
He got into a lot of trouble.

[ photo description John Young (left) and the corned beef sandwich he took into space (right) ]

JOHN YOUNG, WHO DIED IN early 2018 at the age of 87, was the longest-serving astronaut in NASA history. Since his first flight in 1965, Young spent 835 hours in space and walked on the Moon. By all accounts, he had a stellar career.

But it was almost derailed by a corned beef sandwich

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/john-young-corned-beef-sandwich-nasa-space
 
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#Space. (4 photos)
Remembering the Astronaut Who Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space
He got into a lot of trouble.

[ photo description John Young (left) and the corned beef sandwich he took into space (right) ]

JOHN YOUNG, WHO DIED IN early 2018 at the age of 87, was the longest-serving astronaut in NASA history. Since his first flight in 1965, Young spent 835 hours in space and walked on the Moon. By all accounts, he had a stellar career.

But it was almost derailed by a corned beef sandwich

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/john-young-corned-beef-sandwich-nasa-space
 

Vintage NASA space junk from 1966 moon mission just whizzed by Earth. | Space


https://www.space.com/vintage-nasa-space-junk-2020-so-surveyor-2-close-flyby

A misunderstood piece of space junk whizzed by Earth Tuesday (Dec. 1), but don't worry, it's just part of an old moon mission's rocket.

The object, nicknamed 2020 SO, was once thought to be an asteroid. But after its (re)discovery by the PAN-STARRS survey telescope, astronomers realized the mystery object's orbit didn't make sense for a rocky or icy world.

"We followed it quite a bit for the very first few days, once there was a possibility for it to be natural," Marco Michelli, an astronomer at the European Space Agency's Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre, said in a statement.

But after a couple of weeks measuring its position, Michelli and his team realized the object had to be artificial. It was showing a lot of changes in its orbit due to the ongoing pressure of the solar wind, which sends particles streaming across the solar system. "It was too light to have formed naturally."

Astronomers eventually concluded the orbit matched the upper stage of the rocket for NASA's failed Surveyor 2 lander that was supposed to land on the moon in 1966. However, the mission failed after the rocket overshot the moon, and the rocket drifted into orbit around the sun.

Related: The strange story of 2020 SO: How an asteroid turned into rocket junk and the NASA scientist who figured it out

This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966.
This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966. (Image credit: ESA)

So why did the rocket show up now? The theory is the rocket was temporarily caught in Earth's gravity and will soon fly away from our planet again.

In the ongoing search for near-Earth asteroids, the rocket shows a bit of a blind spot in the zones where telescope surveys typically search, another ESA official added.

"In some ways it has been and is hiding in the boundary between near-Earth object and space debris searches, a search region where there are very few objects distributed over a large volume of space" Tim Flohrer, head of ESA's space debris office, said in the same statement.

"The life of this rocket part so far has similarities to an object called WT1190F, a small temporary satellite of Earth thought to be debris from the 1998 Lunar Prospector mission, that impacted in 2015. It is still to be assessed if this newly rediscovered object could return and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere one day."
#Space #2020SO #Surveyor2 #SpaceObject
 

Vintage NASA space junk from 1966 moon mission just whizzed by Earth. | Space


https://www.space.com/vintage-nasa-space-junk-2020-so-surveyor-2-close-flyby

A misunderstood piece of space junk whizzed by Earth Tuesday (Dec. 1), but don't worry, it's just part of an old moon mission's rocket.

The object, nicknamed 2020 SO, was once thought to be an asteroid. But after its (re)discovery by the PAN-STARRS survey telescope, astronomers realized the mystery object's orbit didn't make sense for a rocky or icy world.

"We followed it quite a bit for the very first few days, once there was a possibility for it to be natural," Marco Michelli, an astronomer at the European Space Agency's Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre, said in a statement.

But after a couple of weeks measuring its position, Michelli and his team realized the object had to be artificial. It was showing a lot of changes in its orbit due to the ongoing pressure of the solar wind, which sends particles streaming across the solar system. "It was too light to have formed naturally."

Astronomers eventually concluded the orbit matched the upper stage of the rocket for NASA's failed Surveyor 2 lander that was supposed to land on the moon in 1966. However, the mission failed after the rocket overshot the moon, and the rocket drifted into orbit around the sun.

Related: The strange story of 2020 SO: How an asteroid turned into rocket junk and the NASA scientist who figured it out

This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966.
This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966. (Image credit: ESA)

So why did the rocket show up now? The theory is the rocket was temporarily caught in Earth's gravity and will soon fly away from our planet again.

In the ongoing search for near-Earth asteroids, the rocket shows a bit of a blind spot in the zones where telescope surveys typically search, another ESA official added.

"In some ways it has been and is hiding in the boundary between near-Earth object and space debris searches, a search region where there are very few objects distributed over a large volume of space" Tim Flohrer, head of ESA's space debris office, said in the same statement.

"The life of this rocket part so far has similarities to an object called WT1190F, a small temporary satellite of Earth thought to be debris from the 1998 Lunar Prospector mission, that impacted in 2015. It is still to be assessed if this newly rediscovered object could return and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere one day."
#Space #2020SO #Surveyor2 #SpaceObject
 

Vintage NASA space junk from 1966 moon mission just whizzed by Earth. | Space


https://www.space.com/vintage-nasa-space-junk-2020-so-surveyor-2-close-flyby

A misunderstood piece of space junk whizzed by Earth Tuesday (Dec. 1), but don't worry, it's just part of an old moon mission's rocket.

The object, nicknamed 2020 SO, was once thought to be an asteroid. But after its (re)discovery by the PAN-STARRS survey telescope, astronomers realized the mystery object's orbit didn't make sense for a rocky or icy world.

"We followed it quite a bit for the very first few days, once there was a possibility for it to be natural," Marco Michelli, an astronomer at the European Space Agency's Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre, said in a statement.

But after a couple of weeks measuring its position, Michelli and his team realized the object had to be artificial. It was showing a lot of changes in its orbit due to the ongoing pressure of the solar wind, which sends particles streaming across the solar system. "It was too light to have formed naturally."

Astronomers eventually concluded the orbit matched the upper stage of the rocket for NASA's failed Surveyor 2 lander that was supposed to land on the moon in 1966. However, the mission failed after the rocket overshot the moon, and the rocket drifted into orbit around the sun.

Related: The strange story of 2020 SO: How an asteroid turned into rocket junk and the NASA scientist who figured it out

This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966.
This image released by the European Space Agency shows a view of the object 2020 SO (moving dot) in the night sky as seen from a telescope. Once thought to be an asteroid, 2020 SO is actually a spent booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 moon mission launch in 1966. (Image credit: ESA)

So why did the rocket show up now? The theory is the rocket was temporarily caught in Earth's gravity and will soon fly away from our planet again.

In the ongoing search for near-Earth asteroids, the rocket shows a bit of a blind spot in the zones where telescope surveys typically search, another ESA official added.

"In some ways it has been and is hiding in the boundary between near-Earth object and space debris searches, a search region where there are very few objects distributed over a large volume of space" Tim Flohrer, head of ESA's space debris office, said in the same statement.

"The life of this rocket part so far has similarities to an object called WT1190F, a small temporary satellite of Earth thought to be debris from the 1998 Lunar Prospector mission, that impacted in 2015. It is still to be assessed if this newly rediscovered object could return and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere one day."
#Space #2020SO #Surveyor2 #SpaceObject
 
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Hayabusa 2 is back 5/12/2020 arround 18:00GMT
#space
 

China releases a super-clear image of the Moon taken by Chang’e 5 probe | Ars Technica


#science #space #moon
 
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